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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 900-1000
Language: Old French
Origin: vers, from Latin versus 'turning, verse', from vertere 'to turn'


1 [countable]APM a set of lines that forms one part of a song, poem, or a book such as the Bible or the Koran:
Let's sing the last verse again.
Learn the first two verses of the poem by heart.
Genesis chapter 3, verse 13
2 [uncountable]AL words arranged in the form of poetry:
a book of comic verse
in verse
Written in verse, the play was set in the Middle Ages.
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